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Norris Center in St. Charles shows exhibit saluting two artist havens

ST. CHARLES – One more week remains to catch “The 50th Anniversary Show,” on display through Aug. 21 at the Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles.

The show celebrates the 10th anniversary of Water Street Studios in Batavia and the 40th anniversary of Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles. Work by artists and instructors is showcased.

Fine Line Creative Arts Center offers classes in weaving and textiles, painting and drawing, glass and metals, ceramics, surface design, printmaking and photography. Guest artists present workshops throughout the year. Its two galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and an outdoor sculpture show is installed on campus and throughout the prairie through October.

This year also marks the expansion of the metals and glass studios as well as the addition of a glass blowing studio to increase course offerings. For more information, stop by Fine Line, call 630-584-9443 or visit www.fineline.org. Save the date for its 40th Anniversary Gala on Sept. 27 at the Q Center in St. Charles.

Water Street Studios provides classes, exhibitions, free programs for under-resourced families and schools, and events in the historic venue. Public hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

It introduces new exhibitions every month during the second Friday gallery opening receptions. The center includes 25 artist studios featuring emerging and professional artists, and their wide variety of art classes available for all ages both on site and at partnership locations throughout the Fox Valley.

Water Street Studios’ 10th Anniversary Show reception takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 13. The event is free, and will feature an art auction, cash bar and family activities.

For more information, visit www.waterstreetstudios.org or call 630-761-9977.

If you go

WHAT: “The 50th Anniversary Show” exhibition

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday through Aug. 21

WHERE: Norris Cultural Arts Center is on the campus of St. Charles East High School at 1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles

COST: Free

INFO: 630-584-7200, www.norrisculturalarts.com

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